A mighty Fortress is our God

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A mighty Fortress is our God,
A Bulwark never failing;
Our Helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
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Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God's own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth His Name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
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And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
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That word above all earthly powers,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Through Him who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still,
His Kingdom is forever.
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Steve Davis

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Praise God for his gifts to us and the capacity ability and yearning to rejoice in Him! Psalm 73:1


Anonymous

Hallelujah!


Anonymous

That is very good I like it


Folu Omilaju

London, United Kingdom

Praise Jesus Christ who’s our Almighty Refuge, Fortress, Shield, Battle Axe & Victory.


Tiffany

Roanoke, United States

I love the song


Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Of Martin Luther Coleridge said, “He did as much for the Reformation by his hymns as he did by his translation of the Bible. ”

“A Mighty Fortress is Our God” which is inscribed in Luther’s tomb at Wittenberg—is the opening sentence of the Reformer’s greatest hymn. The 46th psalm inspired it, and it is in harmony with sublime historical periods from its very nature, boldness, and sublimity. It was written according to the Welles, in the memorable year when the evangelical princes delivered their protest at the Diet of Spires, from which the word and the meaning of the word “Protestant” is derived. “Luther used often to sing it in 1530, while the Diet of Augsburg was sitting. It soon became the favorite psalm with the people. It was one of the watchwords of the Reformation, cheering armies to conflict, and sustaining believers in the hours of fiery trial. ”

“After Luthers death, Melancthon, his affectionate coadjutor, being one day at Weimar with his banished friends, Jonas and Creuziger, heard a little maid singing this psalm in the street, and said, ‘Sing on, my little girl, you little know whom you comfort. ’”


Anonymous

Laurel, Maryland, United States

I often wake up with this song playing in my spirit. God's truth will always prevail.


Kapatiso Chikatu

Lusaka, Zambia

It reminds me of the dark ages and the reformation that brought to life some of the truths that our ancient foe through Catholicism had trampled down. reformation must continue. none should be comfortable with the knowledge they so far have attained. theres more to learn and slot more to unlearn. God bless all those who make it their priority to seek truth , thus following Christ whithersoever he goeth. amen.


Gracie G

Irving, TX, United States

What an uplifting, encouraging reminder, given what's been going on in the world lately!


Eric Emil Evearitt

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

This song to the glory of God alone surely helped set the Christian faith on the narrow path and away from the false religion of Roman Catholicism and others like it. Hallelujah to our God Almighty Jesus Christ our Savior: King of kings and Lord of Lords!!